The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 14, 1948
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWf WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1948 U.S. Determined To'Hold'Berlin Observers See Move By Soviet Union to Provoke Withdrawal (United frett Stiff Correspondent). WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP) — The United States will serve formal notice on the Soviet Union soon that it ha» no intention of withdrawing from Berlin regardless of how unpleasant the Russians may make it there for Americans, it was learned authoritatively today. The United States also will warn tliat any moves designed to force the Americans to abandon Berlin to the Russians will immediately plac* thr blame for partitioning Germany on the Soviet Union— "where it belongs," as one high official said. Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovett may use the regular state Department weekly news conference today to state American policy on this Issue. The problem was provoked by the Russians last Sunday in a front page editorial by the Soviet Army piper in Berlin. Taesliche Rund- ichau. It accused the Americans and British of partitioning Germany by merging their German occupation zones and stated bluntly: "There is no room in Berlin for arthcrenrs of the partition of Germany." "II the Russians break up four power control of Berln, that would break any semblance of four power rule of Germany," a policy-making official said. "We ordered the policy of economic unification to tlie occupiers of all German zones but only the British accepted it. That offer U still open. That's not partition. "We don't intend to get out of Berlin regardless of what the Sov- i let Union does. We will fight every ! is run Ohioan Dies, Two injured In Hotel Fire | Rent Decontrol Moves Rejected by Expediter WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP) — Housing Expediter Tight E. Woods pigeons In the park and then try- Hot Spring Coun-| Ing to beat them to death with lncre«M. Malvern, Ark ty, local board recommended decontrol. Woods aovi&ed all of the boards that hl> denial! were "without prej- Ellnbekh Blytr.t, to|udlce" and that they could submit ' new recommendations accompanied today rejected recommendation increase or decontrol renti In local areas. ! by the substantiating data required WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP)—I Woods said the recommendations' by the housing and rent act. One guest was burned to death, two were not properly substantiated. Lo others were Injured and some 60 fled to safety early today when spectacular four-alarm fire swept the Potomac Hotel In downtown Washington. The victim was Identified from the hotel register us Wallace O. Hickcox, about 55, Cleveland, o,, who had arrived at the Potomac yesterday afternoon. His body was burned utmost beyond recognition. Neither of the Injured was in serious condition. The blaze was confined to the top floor of the five-story brick hotel which is situated only three blocki from the White House. Flames could be seen throughout the downtown area. Firemen battled the blaze for almost two hours. Francis O. Bahl, night clerk at the Potomac, said he smelled smoke and ran to the fifth Roor where he J saw flames pouring from Hlckcox's room. He sounded the hotel flre alarm mid then went through the build-1 ing arousing guests. Men and worn- ' en In night clothes escaped down the stars and over ladders hastily set up by firemen. cal board recommendations rejected Included: Fayettevllle, Ark., Benton and Washington counties. Local board Feeding Hand Bites TAMPA, Pla., Jan. 71-year-old man was (UP)—A Jail here recommended • genera) 15 per cent> today for tossing bread crumbs to a club. C. L. Johrtton, who said lie was from Pennsylvania but gave no home town address, said he wanted to oat the birds. He already had one pigeon In a sack and offered the park caretaker a dollar not to arrest him. Marriage License* The following couples obtained mnrlage licenses yesterday In office of Miss county clerk. W. H. King of Denton, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Dunn of Steele. Mo. Roy Bellinger of Benton, Mo,, and Miss Chilstlne Stowers of Charleston, Mo. Throat of cold*. Rub VapoRub on throat...chest. Melt -ome In mouth, tool Pedestrian Killed STAMPS. Ark., Jan. 14 (UP) — Funeral services are being planned here today for Mrs. Ida Tatom, 79- ycar-okl Lafayette County resident, who was killed by a car driven by Miss Joan Crank of Garland City here yesterday. Witnesses said Mrs. Tatom was crossing a highway near her home and apparently did not se« or hear the approaching car. Sheriff Buck Baker said the accident was unavoidable. i by (lie Soviet occupation peo- move in that direction and protest i pic. was taken as nn "ominous sign " •rigorously against anything they I Even so there was differences of do to make our position there dif- ! opinion here on what it meant, flcult or untenable." I Officials directly engaged In Oer- Every American official here ami | mr.n occupation work and tend to In Germany would admit privately ; Intcrpct the editorial as the first that the Russians could run the ! of a probably long series of moves Americans, British and French out by the Soviets designed to force the Americans and British out of Berlin by measures short of war. Officials more familiar with Soviet diplomatic lacics \rere more inclined to feel that the editorial had of of Berlin and even out of all Germany by force with the greatest of ease. But these officials are certain tho Russians have nothing of that sort In mind inasmuch as they have so | what they explained as "a lot many other methods of making the I trial ballon in it." I West's position in Berlin untenable, 1 In either event, the State Depart- If the wished to do so. I ment and the Army appeared un- i Although there has been no of- | animlous on the need for staying unequivocally now thnt the United States cnii not be "frlglftcned" out of its position in Berlin. Jicial statement by the Soviet government, the editorial in the Soviet Army newspaper of Berlin, which 80-Year-Old Prospector Digs In City Street for Pirate Gold By Ed Rogers i not substantiated except in legend. (United Press Staff CcrrcsRondcntl | This is Moblcy's second try for GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fin., the $4.000.000 he" believes was buri- Jan. H. (UP)—Worried city officials hoped today that an 80-year- old prospector digging for 54,000.000 in gold coin« would find his treasure pretty soon. Because G. B. Mobley, half blind and hobbling on crutches, was using a mammoth steam shove! and a pile driver to gouge deep into one of the city streets, Just 35 feet from some buildings. That's where the pirate loot Is buried, Mobley said, right under Walnut Street. He knows, he claimed, because liis home-made divining rod showed him the spot. Mobley started his excavation yesterday with a iteam shovel. He had the official blessing of tho town fathers under a unique arrangement whereby Green Cove Springs will receive 10 per cent of whatever he finds. By last night the prospector's crew had dug a hole 15 feet deep and 12 feet square when water began pouring in. So Mobley got himself an 80-foot crane, hoisted the «hovel out of the hole .and began •inking a coffer dam. Gold Burled By Pirates Rain began to fall late in the day, driving most of the 3.COO spectato-'S indoors and hampering the old miners attempts at drying out the hole so digging could continue. But Mob!ey and his contractor, T. J. Conway, said they would keep on digging as soon as the dam was sunk and the hole dried out. Nobody laughed at the aged tren- lurer-ceeker when he began his mammoth operations yesterday because as one Green Cove resident put it, "He's such a sincere man." Blinking through thick spectacles, Mobly said his location and digging methods can't go wrong. The treasure is there, 30 feet under-grounrl, he maintained. He recalled that once he uncovered $10,000,000 under a hotel in Miami but couldn't claim it because of leg&! complications. The story is ed here by pirates of the blackbeard era. The first time, in 1945, he had only $250 to s|)cnd on his digging. He snys that time he actually made contact with the chest but lost it in quicksand and couldnt go on for lack of'funds. Obtains Financial Backing This time he convinced Dr. H. H. Humphries of Jacksonville, Fin. tlint he meant business and the doctor Iws committed himself to about S8.90O '.n digging expenses and n , SI.500 bond to the town for street repairs in case no gold is found. Mayor Ed Bradley of Green Cove Springs figured It was a good deal, because 10 per cent of S4.000,000 would more than pay off the town's bonded indebtedness of W50.000. He and two other city commissioners approved Moblcy's project and the old prospector began .his diggings with enough equipment to plow the town under. He dug right where his diviner told him to. The treasure director is a home-made affair which has a couple of glass tubes hooked to o wicker basket. The tubes, filled with liilings of gold, silver and graphite, dip toward the earth wherever precious metal lies underneath, Mobley said. Ask for it by name.. Gmpette .*/ /SODA .•.*.*A GRAPETTE, WATCH The COURIER NEWS TOMORROW FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! ALL ABOUT B.B. DOWN Balance Next Fall! Buy Now From Anything In Our Stock ($40 or More) 3-Piece Poster Bed Suite $ 64 95 Basketball Uniforms We have them In stock at competitive prices There's no basketball made —better than MacGregor Goldsmith! Concrete Tile Sewer Tile Ititi 4, f and t lack Culvert Tile Sl»l 10, 12, 15, IS. ^\, 84, M and M Inch A. H. WEBB Bwj. «l at State tin* Fhon. 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